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Two horses and riders hit by car in Northamptonshire

A horse has been killed and its rider seriously injured in a collision with a car in Northamptonshire.

Two horses and riders were on Braybrooke Road, Great Oxendon, at about 0845 BST when the crash happened.

One of the horses died at the scene and its rider was taken to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry by air ambulance.

The second rider was taken to Kettering General Hospital and their horse was tethered at the scene, a police spokeswoman said.

Braybrooke Road, between the A508 and Griffin Road, has been closed and motorists have been advised to avoid the area.

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